Politics

Utrecht
Mar 21 '14 13:40

Utrecht's municipal council has welcomed three new parties. Stadsbelang Utrecht has won two seats, the Party for Animals (Partij voor de Dieren) as well as Student & Starter both got one seat.

Mar 21 '14 13:23

The number of reports flooding in against Wilders is so overwhelming that the Public Prosecution Authority (OM) can't keep up. Neither can they give an exact or even ballpark figure.

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Mar 21 '14 12:03

Even in death former Minister Els Borst claimed 391 preference votes from her fellow residents in the municipality of De Bilt.

Mar 21 '14 10:07

Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced on Thursday that any collaboration with the PVV of Geert Wilders has become impossible due to the PVV's standpoints.

Roland van Vliet
Mar 21 '14 07:53

Member of Parliament for the PVV, Roland van Vliet, is planning on removing himself from the PVV-fraction in the House of Parliament, RTL Nieuws reports.

Prime Minister Mark Rutte
Mar 21 '14 06:36

Prime Minister Mark Rutte (VVD), believes that any cooperation with the PVV of Geert Wilders is impossible at this time, he said in a reaction on Thursday about Wilders' comments about Moroccans in the Netherlands.

Mar 20 '14 17:46

President Obama will be staying at the Huis ter Duin hotel in Noordwijk for his participation in the Nuclear Summit in The Hague, on March 24 and 25. It is not known yet when he will arrive.

Mar 20 '14 15:42

Jos van Ginneken, who just turned 18 on February 7, was elected into the City Council of Terneuzen for the CDA with 219 votes.

Mar 20 '14 15:07

American president Barack Obama will pay a visit to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam on Monday, 24 March, prior to the Nuclear Summit in The Hague.

Mar 20 '14 14:46

The political career of Pieter Hilhorst has come to an end after only a year-and-a-half. At the end of 2012, he became alderman for the PvdA in Amsterdam, without any political experience. He resigned on Thursday.

BornHere
Mar 20 '14 14:03

The man has been the quarry of many news and social media rampages for the last week, and it's not over yet as the very nationals Geert Wilders seems to have something against are retaliating, with anger but also humor.

Mar 20 '14 09:41

The Dutch Moroccan Cooperation Bond is going to file a complaint against PVV-leader Geert Wilders. The organization is also calling on anyone who feels personally distressed by Wilders to report him as well.

Mar 20 '14 09:18

Geert Wilders, with his choice of words about the entire population of Morocco and their unwelcome place in The Hague, has angered many, but one politician is taking a moment to address other political parties about what the statement means for them.

Vote
Mar 20 '14 08:46

Despite a somber prediction, voter-turnout at the municipal council elections on Wednesday was higher than expected with 53.8 percent of the population eligible to vote taking to the polling stations.

Mar 20 '14 08:29

The Liberal People's party of Roermond (LVR) has won big in Roermond. This, despite the fact that the party's establisher Jos van Rey is suspected of corruption.

Mar 20 '14 08:01

D66-leader Alexander Pechtold happily congratulated his party on the win in Utrecht. "Today it was proven that D66 is a party that takes chances", he said.

Lilian Janse
Mar 20 '14 07:53

Lilian Janse has made history in Vlissingen as she has become the first female to represent the SGP in the municipal council.

Political posters
Mar 20 '14 07:21

Municipal councils throughout the country got an extreme makeover at the local elections Wednesday. The CDA is still the biggest party, but the PvdA and the VVD have had to swallow big losses as they saw their leading positions slip away in many places.

Mar 19 '14 18:12

The Liberal People's Party (LVR) led by Jos van Rey is plagued by defacement of posters and a Facebook page with almost 3,500 'Likes' that mocks the party. The party filed a police report about the defacement of their posters.

Mar 19 '14 17:44

"Vote for change tomorrow! Vote Leefbaar Rotterdam!" says an ad that appeared on the front page of the Rotterdam edition of the 'Metro' today. The ad was placed by mistake, calling people to cast their votes for Leefbaar Rotterdam on Thursday, March 20, instead of today.

Mar 19 '14 17:13

So far 29 percent of eligible voters have cast their votes in the city council elections, according to polling agency Ipsos, based on a poll around 15:30. The turnout is the same as in 2010.

Mar 19 '14 16:49

Mohamed Derkaoui, candidate council member for the Liberal People's Party Roermond (LVR) apologized for saying homosexuality is a disease.

Mar 19 '14 14:30

Two Dutch Uzbeks, who have lived in the Netherlands since 2008, are currently detained on the Russian airport Domodedovo in Moscow since March 8. A Russian court just extended their remand until mid April and is investigating whether to extradite them to their homeland, Uzbekistan.

Mar 19 '14 13:13

PvdA-leader Diederik Samsom has cast his vote in the municipality of Leiden. At around 8 a.m., his ballot went into the box at care center Topaz Groenhoven, he said on Twitter.

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